Social Networks Project

The ways in which people associate can be used to reveal personally identifying information about them. Consider knowledge of communications between people, even in the absence of the content of what communicated. Knowing that Alice talked to Bob, and Bob talked to Charlie identifies Bob as a central player. Similarly, consider people who tend to attend the same events (or otherwise co-locate) can identify acquaintances and friends. Networks denoting these associations ("social networks") can be constructed as a computer science graphs, and then operations performed on the graphs to identify aliases or disambiguate names. These kinds of entity resolution tasks are among our pursuits.

Keywords: Disambiguation, Entity Resolution, Social Networks

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